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Just a rainy day

I've been called for jury duty again, for mid-November. I've been called for jury duty a few times before this, but I've never had to actually go in. They always told me that they didn't need me. I'm hoping for the same this time.

Shannon never gets called for jury duty, but I have been multiple times. I wonder why.

I got two moles removed today. One of the moles they removed last time contained atypical cells, so it was a bad one. Because of that, they decided to remove both of my other moles that look dangerous. The process doesn't hurt, except for the part where they inject the numbing stuff. That burns.

Cobweb seems to have adjusted to her cone-head. She doesn't run into things as much, though Shannon says she's having trouble eating and drinking. We took the cone off her head for a little while at dinner time, and I saw her eating, but I didn't see her drink. It's the water I'm most concerned about, so I would feel much better if I saw her drinking something. She doesn't seem particularly thirsty -- didn't go for the water when she was cone-free for a while -- so maybe she's just drinking when we aren't looking. Shannon keeps dragging her over to the water bowls, only to have her walk away. I reminded him that you can lead a cat to water, but you can't...

Munchkin seems to be reacting to the cone-head even worse than Cobweb. She keeps hissing at it. Poor Cobweb is miserable enough without her sister hissing at her.

One of my very favorite fanfic writers (jackson_rayne) posted in her journal today for the first time in a year and a half, much to my excitement. Unfortunately, it wasn't a fic post. She has a fic in progress which she still plans to complete, and I'm eagerly awaiting the rest. Just seeing her name on my friends list gave me a little thrill, though. I must admit I've mostly given up hope of seeing her story completed, but it's still nice to see her express her intention to do it.



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Oct. 17th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)

I get called for jury duty more or less annually, but I've only had to go in once. Amy has been called once. It doesn't make much sense. That one time, I got really close to being picked but was thrown off by a peremptory challenge (i.e., no reason given). This hurt my feelings, as I'm fine with getting thrown off but would like to know why. I think I would be a fair juror to the point of obsession. You should have heard the bullshit people were slinging to try to get off, like not believing in the presumption of innocence or believing that those accused of crimes against children don't deserve a fair trial. They stopped just short of saying, "All blacks are guilty." I get that most people just want to get out of jury duty and don't necessarily believe these things, but to see people stand up, in open court, under oath, and spew vile things like that makes me want to puke. I don't particularly want to serve either, but I'll be damned if I'll resort to those tactics.

When you're a cat, apparently a cone head is very, very funny when it's on another cat. When it's on you, not so much. How long does Cobweb have to wear it?

Oct. 17th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
Cobweb has to wear the cone until her chin is healed, so I don't know how long that will be. She managed to get the cone off last night, so she was probably scratching again, which will set her back. I hope it heals quickly, because she's miserable and we're worried for her all the time.

I knew someone who had jury duty, and she dressed up every day she went. It never occurred to me that you're supposed to wear something different than your everyday clothes. I wouldn't. I'd go in t-shirt and jeans. And I wouldn't lie to get out of it. It might be kind of fun to serve on a jury, if it came to that.
Oct. 17th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)

Did they give Cobweb any antibiotics? They're a common treatment for severe human acne, and they might even be more helpful with cat acne, since cats can't really do maintenance-type things that are the usual alternative (such as washing with special soap) for humans. But I'm no vet...

I never "dress up" for jury duty, but I do tend to wear something a LITTLE nicer than what I usually wear. Khakis and a button-down non-Hawaiian shirt, and real shoes rather than sandals. Something I might wear to the office, but nicer than the minimum. Nothing I would never wear to the office, like a suit (don't think I own one).

I think jury duty would be fun, too. My company pays for a certain amount, and after that I could take vacation days, so income loss wouldn't be a huge problem unless it was a really big trial.

Oct. 17th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
They gave us a cream to put on Cobweb's chin, but I don't know if it is antibiotic. We have to put it on twice a day, and the cone keeps her from washing it off (along with keeping her from scratching at the wounds). Cobweb is amazingly patient about getting her chin washed and getting the cream put on, because she likes being petted under her chin. She always freaks out when I try to get her chin up, but once I'm touching her, she's fine. It's nice that something about this isn't too traumatic.
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